In this life we have our ups, we have our downs. We have our TGIFs and our holy mother of what on earth just happeneds. One thing’s for sure. Some days are better than others. And it takes bravery, chutzpah and some good old fashioned deep breaths (and maybe a beer) to power through. We each have our own coping techniques, and many of us are lucky enough to thank yoga for being our guide through some tough times.
For Priscilla Warner, her anxiety and panic attacks were so intense she sought everything under the sun to help calm the storm. In her book Learning to Breathe: My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life she outlines her journey and shares what finally stuck. Hint: it’s a practice.
Read the review and interview with Priscilla here.
WIN: We’re delighted to be giving away a copy of Learning to Breathe: My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life by Priscilla Warner, courtesy of Free Press. Update: Good news! The giveaway is extended til Friday and we have 2 additional books to give away!
TO ENTER: Hi Haiku! How we’ve missed you. In the comments below share an experience, a yoga pose, a sutra, a special mantra, a special person, a special microbrew, your guilty pleasure TV show, your favorite yogi teabag quote, anything that helps bring you back to a state of all is ok with the world so you can face it again, in haiku form of course. That’s 3 lines, and goes 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables.
We’ll try first:
setu bandha still
slow exhale, let it all go
Giveaway open until 11:59pm Wednesday, May 16th EXTENDED to Friday, May 17th! One THREE winners will be chosen at random and announced soon after. Good luck!
UPDATE: We have winners! Congrats to Amber, Stuart and Kimberly!
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